Optima Engineering

Jackson Elementary School

Camden, SC

Project Summary

LEED Gold elementary school designed with a multitude of environmentally conscious components.

Project Highlights

  • High-efficiency chillers and boilers
  • Daylighting (photoelectric controls and tubular skylights)
  • Step-dimming lighting
  • Photovoltaic array
  • Solar thermal hot water

Optima was responsible for the design of mechanical, electrical, fire protection and plumbing engineering systems for this LEED Gold, 86,000 SF school, located in Kershaw County, SC. The school was designed to incorporate daylighting via photoelectric controls and tubular skylights. It also included high-efficiency chillers and boilers, a variable air volume zoning system, step-dimming lighting in the classrooms, a 5.6KW photovoltaic array, off-grid powered signage, solar thermal hot water, water efficient fixtures with occupant controls and a multitude of other environmentally conscious components. The school was completed in August 2010, in time for occupancy in the 2010-2011 school year.

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